Atlantic City and New York City sinking at an alarming rate, Nature report says

Climate scientists attribute the sinking to excessive use of resources like groundwater, oil and gas.

News 12 Staff

Mar 7, 2024, 11:02 AM

Updated 38 days ago

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Dozens of cities along the east coast are sinking at alarming rates, according to a report published in Nature on Wednesday.
Atlantic City, New York City, Virginia Beach, Charleston and Savannah are the cities most impacted on the East Coast.
Climate scientists attribute the sinking to excessive use of resources like groundwater, oil and gas.
Other contributing factors include seismic activity and soil compaction, which can occur naturally or come from the weight of heavy buildings.


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